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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jamey Carroll’s hitless start to the season made his son cry

Wednesday night at Target Field marked several firsts: The Twins beat the Angels for their first win of the season, and Jamey Carroll went 2-for-4 for his first hits of the season. Carroll’s second hit of the game was a tie-breaking single to help the Twins beat the Angels 6-5. The best part about the hit was that it helped the Twins win, but the second-best part is that it should ameliorate Carroll’s son sadness.

Carroll says his four-year-old son Cole was so sad about his father’s 0-for-14 start to the season he was reduced to tears on Tuesday. Carroll apparently shared the video with his teammates and it made the rounds in the clubhouse before the game Wednesday.

Not only will Cole Carroll be relieved about his dad’s success, but so will most Twins fans. Minnesota had a historically bad start to the season; only two other teams had gone 0-4 while scoring two-or-fewer runs per game, and both of them had horrible years. Minnesota at least scored six runs and beat last year’s All-Star Game starter Jered Weaver for their first win. That should be an encouraging sign.

Photo Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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